Streaming site SnagFilms has commissioned a new original
series from Sundance Productions, “Scammers,” a short-form comedy web series by
Barry Marder, creator of the character Ted L. Nancy.
Marder is the author of the “Letters from a Nut” book series
featuring the character of Ted; he was also one of the co-writers of “Bee Movie” with Jerry
Seinfeld; and he appeared in the pilot episode of Seinfeld’s web series “Comedians
in Cars Getting Coffee” (above).
Here’s the series’ official synopsis:
How often do you get unsolicited emails, promising millions
of dollars for doing nothing more than providing “[y]our bank account
information, and the money will be deposited next day”? Most people ignore
these emails knowing they are scams, but Ted L. Nancy wanted to know what would
happen if he engaged. After long strings of real, increasingly absurd
exchanges, written in his clever, sharp wit full of hilarious non-sequiturs,
Ted turns the table on these scammers.
Each four to six minute episode will be released on
SnagFilms, and is a stand-alone story. It follows one complete email exchange
between Ted and the scammer, usually ending with the scammer telling Ted to
“never contact him again.”
The voice of Ted L. Nancy will be played by Marder himself.